Great food, service was slow.
Great food, service was slow. They lost our OpenTable reservation, but were able to accommodate us.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great spot for a bit of Italy!
One of my favorite restaurants in SLC - I am an avid diner. The food is always prepared with care, service is always friendly and spot-on, and when the weather is warm....nothing beats the outdoor patio. A true GEM!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my faves!
If you haven't tried this place....you are missing some of the best food in the valley!!
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Patio Dining at it's Best
We love Caffe Molise, the patio can't be beat. The pasta always tastes fresh and we've never had bad service.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing outdoor patio
My wife and I went to Caffe Molise this past weekend, enjoyed the bacon and cheese appetizer special, split the Arista (amazing pork with fig sauce), then split a cheesecake and hazlenut mousse cake. The food was great and sitting outdoors made the night a special one. We would definitely recommend Caffe Molise (and have) to friends.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great outdoor space for a group
Caffe Molise was a great space for a large family dinner. We went on a Saturday night so the restaurant was quite busy with other customers. We were seated outdoors on their lovely patio dining area. We had a wonderful server and food was ready, hot and delicious in what seemed like very little time for such a large group (15). The ambience on the patio is very nice. We did have a couple of small children with us and the wait staff was very good about splitting a lasagne dish between the two. Overall, this was a great experience and I will definitely be back.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Patio in Town
Highy Recommend! Great, simple Italian dishes combined with a local art gallery interior and a beautiful outdoor patio make this place great for any occasion! I've had just about everything on the menu and I love it all, but the house-smoked salmon eggs benedict is my favorite.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty choices and competent staff
Great pasta dishes paired with good wine selection. Relaxed and amiable venue for pre theatre or opera.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for Mother's day
Great place for Mother's day crowd. Menu and food are fantastic. The setting is urban and very comfortable.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Easy if you have a meeting
The food and service are good and there is an outdoor patio. I needed to arrange business lunches/dinner and it was within a block of the convention. I would certainly go back
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, great service!
It's hard to go wrong with Caffe Molise. The food is top-notch every time, and I have never experienced bad service. Can be busy if there's a convention in town, but it's always worth checking. Open Table reservation was seamless.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Cafe Molise for
We went to Cafe Molise for a work dinner. None of us had been there before. The food was great, the wine was great, the service was great. Everyone was buzzing about how awesome everthing tasted. We will definitely come back for professional and personal experiences.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another Great Meal
I was recently taken to Caffe Molise for a birthday dinner. We sat on the patio. We didn't even look at the menu when we were told one of the specials pan seared halibut. The fish was freshed and cooked to perfection. It's great to have a restaurant that you can suggest to anyone whether local or out of town that you know will not dissappoint.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate at Cafe Molise for our 24th anniversary! Everything about the meal and evening was perfect!!
We will definitely return to this 5 star restaurant.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian Bistro Dining at Its Best
A VERY nice dining experience overall. Extremely attentive servers without being pushy or intrusive, wonderful presentation of some out-of-the-ordinary Italian dishes. Altogether a memorable evening that was over far too soon.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salt Lake Treasure
Visiting the city for a conference, we had no idea that one of the city's most popular restaurant was just across the street. Caffe Molise is a wonderful Italian restaurant that moves past all the cliches. The polenta and spicy sausage app was great. Homemade pappardelle with mushrooms and a spice-rubbed pork tenderloin put me over the edge. Impressive wine list. All around, thumbs up.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great way to have a summer evening meal. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the food and wines.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice night out
Excellent food! The polenta appetizer was fantastic. Solid choice for a nice dinner with friends.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a beautiful, quient outdoor dining area in the middle of the city. Food was fresh and flavorful and the service was outstanding. Can't wait to go back!
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best patio in SLC
Fantastic place to dine.. Not the usual rush to get us seated, fed, and back out the door. Always great food and the best summer patio in downtown!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my family there to eat the day before my marathon. The food as good but little pricey. But the service was good. They did not have a cheese pizza on the menu for my son, so they made one for him. That was pretty nice.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had beyond "second-mile"
We had beyond "second-mile" service (thank you to Lori especially!!) plus the food and drink was outstandingly delicious. How is it that we had never discovered this Salt Lake City gem until this past weekend (shame on us!!)? The Involtini di pollo and the bistecca were A+ winners as was the beef medallion special; the desserts (of which we sampled four: tiramisu, chocolate cake, the gelato/sorbetto and the chocolate/hazelnut mousse cake) were all "delicioso"! Just go for dinner and sit on the patio and enjoy some of the best reinvented Italian food EVER!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the ambience of the patio on a warm summer evening. Both our entrees were saltier than we like, but that's a matter of taste. The service was great; the desserts were just luscious enough, and the wines were well-chosen. We will definitely be back, and we recommend the restaurant to others.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was very prompt and friendly and the food is always wonderful. I've been there many times with friends when we can sit out on the patio! The pollo alla gratella is one of my favorites, with the roasted garlic and sundried tomatoes! Our table was split over that and the steak salad which was the special the day we were there! The wine list is great and affordable!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
At least one lunch at Cafe Molise during OR is a great break from the show scene. Service is fast. Food is excellent. Atmosphere is relaxing and friendly.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently enjoyable, anytime
We stopped by on the night a huge convention was in town--the place was packed and the only reason we got in was with a last-minute reservation on Open Table. Yet despite the busy-ness of the evening, the wait staff was calm and attentive and we never felt rushed as we enjoyed a summer meal on the outside patio. This was our fourth or fifth time to Caffe Molise over the past few years and no matter the season, the salads are fresh, the sauces are flavorful, the gnocchi is light, and the meats are tasty and tender.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cafe Molise is one of our top picks
We had another great dinner at Cafe Molise. The service and food was excellect as always. We are never disappointed when we dine here. The Arista pork tenderloin was especially tender and cooked perfectly. We love the attention to service at Cafe Molise, when we are headed to a show they always get us there on time but if we are just enjoying our night out, the pace of service matches our need for intimacy.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Almost everything was great on the night we dined at Caffe Molise except we had to be inside even if I requested an outdoor table. I was dreaming about eating out there since a year, to celebrate my birthday on the patio that I noticed a few times when I passed by. My dream did not come true because the whole patio was booked by USANA. I looked out there and not all the table were taken but, I know, the private, noisy, buisness party took over the whole place. That is what made me really sad and , next time, if it will be a next time, I will call to ask if is any gathering on that other way relaxing and romantic patio.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding. The waiter was very attentive at first but I think had too many tables as the night went on and we didn't see him as often.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
love this place
Love this place, its just right not to busy, not dead. Service is prompts, just the right amount of social grace from the waitstaff.
If you want some things cheaper go to Chilies, but Chilies is fast food in a fancy package, this place serves real food.
Awesome job Cafe Molise
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relief after Air Travel
We had a long flight Atlanta to Salt Lake and this restaurant adjoining our hotel was a perfect spot to relax from the difficulties of air travel. The courtyard dining is a delight with a great mural to view while enjoying your wine and dinner. Our salmon special entrée was indeed special and I hope they will offer it again with the unique cucumber, squash red pepper salsa.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice place for dinner. Not too crowded so relatively quiet. Nice menu, but would like to see a little more variety on the menu...served a lot of chicken. My husband and I split a dinner and they split it very nicely on two plates for us and it was plenty to eat. Our steak was cooked just right. An overall very pleasant evening.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was exceptionally
The food was exceptionally delicious. A great find for us!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice for casual elegant dinning
Caffe was just what we were looking for. a nice little spot to get out for a nice dinner out. with an appetizer, entree's and wine we spent about 65 dollars. the service was good. our reservation was for 7:30 saturday and we walked right in and were sat immediately. They were out of one of the specials already (the one i wanted of course) but overall a nice place for casual elegant dining.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a very attentive server
We had a very attentive server who was happy to recommend particular dishes when asked. The polenta con fungi was a delicious appetizer. We all had different pasta dishes and they were all terrific.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Salt Lake Food Spot
We were visiting Salt Lake area for a weekend and this restaurant was a block walk from our Hotel. What a surprise to find an Italian gem in and among all the Chain type near the Salt Palace. We were seated in the outdoor patio area adjoining the main area. The menu had a variety of antipastos, primi, secondi and desserts. My wife selected a salad and antipasto which was a meal for her. My salad and entree left no room for dessert. Excellent taste and not oversized portions.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expert service and tasty food
Well seasoned, tasty tomato sauced based entrees. Killer chocolate mousse cake. Nice, varied, wine list
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, better food
Lori waited on us and made the evening great. She recommended adding sausage to the pappardelle pasta dish that made it even better than the dish already is. She is energetic, on top of everything and fun to talk to. Ask for her section. They have great wine, shared with the wine bar BTG that they own next door. With 4 glasses of wine, one other bottle we brought and 4 dinners, the check was under $150. I highly recommend going.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went online to find a good restaurant to eat at with my son and his roommates while visiting Salt Lake. This restaurant is a gem. Located in a great area of downtown Salt Lake. Ambience is great - very friendly and wonderful Italian food smells when you first enter restaurant. It was too cold for us to sit on outside patio which is very lovely. We had great food, great service and will definitely go back the next time we are in Salt Lake.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Downtown Italian
Wonderful service, great food, and close to downtown venues: That's why we keep coming back to this gem of a restaurant.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Group Dinner
Service was excellent....as well as the food! Can't wait to go back to eat during our conference next year!!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good before theater spot. Food is always prepared well with tasty choices. Special wine pairings available. Friendly staff. Never a bad option.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
met our needs
We wanted a quick supper after work so we could go to Abravanel Hall. The waitress was great in meeting this need and the food was delicious.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Italian food!!
Excellent food and great service. I highly recommend eating here if you are in the Salt Lake City area.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated daughters 16 birthday. The staff that helped us were extremely friendly. They sincerely dared about our experience.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
we will return
my wife and I went there for our 10 year anniversary we will be back the food the service the overall experience was a delightwe were well taken care of the music was a nice touch maybe a little bit loud but that is just my opinion I recommend this to anyone that loves food being well taken care of and great atmosphere
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Waitress did know her menu
Waitress did know her menu and was good, but not outstanding, Food excellent and good quanity which I like. We will go there again...
Really great as easy walk to symphony Hall.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Gnocchi Ever
Upon arriving, this stress bundle immediately relaxed. Really restful ambience--lighting, space, but most of all, the low to moderate noise level. When the restaurant is my choice, noise level is my first consideration. It's a drag to not be able to enjoy a conversation during your meal. We shared the chicken breast with mushrooms--beautiful, tender, tasty--and the gnocchi, one of my favorite dishes. This was hands down the best gnocchi I've ever eaten. The light, delicate sauce didn't mask the flavor. Everything was well-priced. The wine was excellent. We'll be back to try the rest of the stuff on the menu.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, the service was
Great food, the service was amazing and the live trio band was perfect. Loved it
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had never been before and
We had never been before and went there for a birthday dinner. It was great food. Reasonably priced and our service was good. We will go back.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM